What is the difference between induction and ceramic hobs?

Although induction and ceramic hobs may look similar, they are fundamentally very different appliances. The main difference between induction and ceramic hobs is how they create heat.

An induction hob works similarly to an electric hob, but it has coils beneath its surface that induce electrical current to generate heat in the pan or metal object. It uses less power and remains cold until you place a pan on it, meaning it uses less energy than other types of electric hobs. Induction hobs are perfect for those who are looking for a quality appliance that works to save you money on your utility bills.

Whilst induction hobs rely on high-frequency electromagnets to generate heat, electric hobs produce heat by passing an electric current through elements located beneath the ceramic glass surface. An electric hob comes in few different forms, solid plate and ceramic. A ceramic hob refers to the finish of the hob rather than the workings of the hob itself. The stylish, streamlined ceramic glass makes for easy use and cleaning due to its wipe-clean fascia. For more information, explore our range of electric ceramic hobs.

An electric solid plate hob refers to a black sealed plate that heat and cool slowly. It typically consists of four-ring electric plates, we would recommend to only use pots and pans with a flat base, this allows for the most efficient heat transfer from the solid plate to the pan.

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